[ntp:questions] Re: NTP Stats within norm?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun May 28 18:04:25 UTC 2006
Scott L. Glidden wrote:
> Picked up a GPS receiver. Once I have the Fudge factor set, I will cut-over
> to stratum 2's. I am using some of the 1's for determining what my fudge
> factor needs to be...
> One question though, would it help the Stratum 2's if I connected in PEER
> mode, or is this not recommended?
> Thanks for everyone's patience in helping me through this!
Err. . . . What sort of a "fudge factor" are you talking about?
If you have a GPS receiver, you will probably get better time from it
than you can get over the internet. If you have a receiver designed
for timing service, there should be no question about it. But even a
receiver designed for navigation might still deliver better time than
Your GPS receiver will make your server Stratum 1. Other stratum 1
servers may wish to peer with you; this is something you should discuss
with the owners thereof. Your chances of finding someone to peer with
are better if: you have a reliable environment; e.g. you don't reboot
randomly, you don't succumb to power failures unless they are of
extended duration, your network connection is 24x7 and maybe you have
redundant network connections. A static IP address is pretty much a
requirement. I'd say that a GPS receiver designed for timing service is
probably also a requirement.
People who operate stratum 1 servers may be hobbyists such as I, but
it's more likely that they have compelling business requirements for
accurate and reliable time.
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